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According to Art Historian Émile Mâle, the thirteenth century was a glorious period in the history of Christian art, a period when all the radiant aspects of Christianity were reflected: goodness, gentleness, and love. He writes, “Art never…


The Life of the Blessed Hedwig is a medieval illuminated manuscript based on the life of St. Hedwig of Silesia. Produced in the court workshop of Ludwig I of Liegnitz and Brieg in 1353, this manuscript is a beautiful example of medieval Polish art.…


This thesis surveys medieval English bestiaries, focusing on three of the anomalous “transitional” family manuscripts and two animals within these, the hedgehog and the bee. These three manuscripts are New York, Pierpont Morgan Library, MS M.81…


This paper examines the broader contexts of the decorative program of the Theodotus Chapel in Santa Maria Antiqua, Rome. Byzantium's influence on Rome's artistic culture in the eighth century, in the midst of the iconoclastic controversy,…